This October, there will be a new spot to grab a scoop of pumpkin cheesecake ice cream, a soft-serve cone, or a flurry.
Toft’s Grand Scoop has a target opening date of the second week of October, at the now-closed Dragon Donuts location at 1288 W. 5th Ave. This new ice cream parlor will serve Toft’s Ice Cream; Toft’s is a 120 year old family dairy in Northern Ohio, considered the oldest dairy in Ohio, and also considered one of Sandusky’s best ice cream shops.
Toft’s Grand Scoop owners, Kevin & Brittany Steidel and Zachary Wymer, met when Zachary started working at the Steidel’s concession stand at only 16 years old. This concession stand, 365 Midwest Concessions, has sold Toft’s Ice Cream at local pools and parks for the past couple of years. When Zachary came back to Ohio after graduating from college in North Carolina, he reconnected with Kevin and Brittany, and now they’re planning on co-operating Toft’s Grand Scoop together. “It felt natural to continue this partnership,” said Zachary. “It’s certainly full circle.”
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They’re wrapping up construction right now, but soon, patrons will be able to choose from 24 different Toft’s flavors (4 of them being season), as well as milkshakes, flurries, vanilla soft serve, vegan pineapple Dole Whip, and even customizable ice cream sandwiches. “We’ll have 3 or 4 homemade cookie options, and you come in, get to choose your cookie, and get to choose the ice cream you want on it,” said Wymer. They’re also thinking about offering a hot chocolate bar in the colder months.
To get the inside scoop on their grand opening, follow along on their Instagram account.
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